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Portrait length color image of Prince Potemkin aka. Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Потёмкин-Таври́ческий, by George Stuart.

Prince Potemkin

Portrait by
artist-historian George Stuart.

Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
Left close up color image of Prince Potemkin aka. Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Потёмкин-Таври́ческий, by George Stuart.gray spacerRight closup color image of Prince Potemkin aka. Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Потёмкин-Таври́ческий, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Prince Potemkin aka. Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Потёмкин-Таври́ческий, by George Stuart.

He was a dazzling exotic who captured the heart of an empress.

As one of the conspirators who seized the throne for Catherine II, he was soon in her bed. He was to become her lover first, then her advisor, and finally her friend and secret husband. He was definitely the most important man in her life. She claimed he was the greatest “jewel in her crown”.

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